|That cape is fabulous!!|
Yes, because the struggle for civil rights is just like selling ketchup!
In a way, he's right. Granting gay people who love each other the same rights as straight people is a better pitch than "I don't want them to marry because, eew!!"
New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of gay marriage and has been "caricatured as being anti-gay."Dolan, the former Milwaukee archbishop, discussed the church's positions opposing same-sex marriage and abortion in an interview with "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory that will air Sunday on NBC.
Gregory noted that Illinois just became the latest U.S. state to legalize gay marriage and asked, "Regardless of the church teachings, do you think this is evolving in such a way that it's ultimately going to be legal everywhere?"
Or, he asked, will there be "a backlash" against gay marriage?"I think I'd be a Pollyanna to say that there doesn't seem to be kind of a stampede to do this," Dolan said. "I regret that."
Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan responded, "Well, I think maybe we've been outmarketed sometimes. We've been caricatured as being anti-gay."
He said the church supports "traditional marriage and is not "anti-anybody," adding, "When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it's a tough battle."Uh, Cardinal...I support "traditional marriage" AND gay marriage. They aren't mutually exclusive.